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Part of a court order said if my ex wanted a home appraisal

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Part of a court order said if my ex wanted a home appraisal he could have it. My ex's attorney sent an email to my attorney suggesting 3 dates and times for an appraisal. My attorney did not forward that email to me or tell me about the dates. This will be part of my ex's attorney's complaint on Tuesday. Should my attorney tell the judge that he was at fault for not forwarding the email - to make sure the judge understands that I am not trying to be difficult.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 9 months ago.

The answer to your question is: absolutely! The attorney needs to take the blame for this as well he should. He dropped the ball somewhere. I hope this is not a regular occurrence on his part. He should feel really sheepish about this, to say the least and ask for some credit in fees -- why not? Might as well. He probably feels really bad and he knows he screwed up.

You don't want the judge to pre-judge you. Have the judge take it out on the attorney instead. IF for whatever reason the attorney doesn't take the blame for this, you may want to think about getting another attorney. He has to get you off the hook or the judge will indeed think you are being uncooperative and you have no issue with it I'm sure because you know it's a court order.

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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 9 months ago.

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